Suffolk County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Suffolk County Clerk Offices
Suffolk County Clerk3 Pemberton SquareBostonMA2108617-788-8175
Boston City Clerk1 City Hall SquareBostonMA2201617-635-4600
Chelsea Clerk500 BroadwayChelseaMA2150617-466-4054
Massachusetts Clerk1 Pemberton SquareBostonMA2108617-557-1020
Revere Clerk281 BroadwayRevereMA2151781-286-8162
Suffolk County Town & City Halls
Boston City Hall1 City Hall SquareBostonMA2201617-635-4000
Boston Globe City Hall1 City Hall SquareBostonMA2108617-936-3554
Chelsea City Hall500 BroadwayChelseaMA2150617-466-4000
Revere City Hall281 BroadwayRevereMA2151781-286-8100
Roxbury City Hall1483 Tremont StRoxbury CrossingMA2120617-635-4920
Winthrop Town Hall1 Metcalf SqWinthrop TownMA2152617-846-4344
Suffolk County Marriage License Offices
Boston Marriage LicenseBoston City Clerk, 1 City Hall Square, Rm. 213BostonMA2108617-635-4179
Winthrop Marriage LicenseWinthrop Town Clerk, 1 Metcalf Square, Room 8Winthrop TownMA2152617-846-1742
Suffolk County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Boston City Registry Marriage Applications
Boston City Registry Website
Boston Public Library Database
Chelsea City Clerk Birth Records
Chelsea City Clerk's Office Death Records
Chelsea City Clerk's Office Marriage Applications
Chelsea City Clerk's Office Marriage Applications (Chelsea, Massachusetts)
Chelsea City Clerk's Office Website
City of Boston Archives
City of Boston Inspectional Services Department Archives
City of Chelsea Genealogy Records
Revere City Clerk's Office Website
Winthrop Town Clerk Vital Records
Winthrop Town Clerk Website
Statistics
Married Couples 87,496 (28.8%)
Unmarried Couples 21,758 (3.0%)
Never Married Men 180,112 (56.1%)
Never Married Women 179,829 (51.7%)
Separated Men 8,002 (2.5%)
Separated Women 11,356 (3.3%)
Widowed Men 5,666 (1.8%)
Widowed Women 23,443 (6.7%)
Divorced Men 21,637 (6.7%)
Divorced Women 31,314 (9.0%)

Where to Find Marriage Records in Suffolk County Massachusetts

If you are trying to locate marriage records in Suffolk County, one of the places you want to visit is the Registry of Vital Records. This is the central register of all matters relating to a person’s birth and death registration, as well as other vital personal records. It holds information on marriages, divorces, adoptions, as well as births, deaths, and more. It is one of the most important public records in the state and should be well maintained.

There is actually no cost to search the Suffolk County Registry of Vital Records. If you are doing an online search, it is free. You can also visit the offices in the county if you live there and request a copy of your records from the office for a small fee. Many people use this service when they are doing background searches on someone because it gives the best results.

You will need to search using either your name or the person’s name in the search box that appears on the site. You will need the full names of both individuals along with their current address and contact numbers if you know it. The submission of this information on the website is absolutely confidential. The only time any information will be released is if the person decides to make you aware of their identity. In that case, the website will send an email to the address provided saying that you have requested the record of them, and then follow up with a phone call.

Another option for finding marriage records in Suffolk County is to go through the courts. There are many cases that require this type of information and you may have to search through the records yourself to find what you are looking for. There is a small fee to do this. In some of the cases, you may not even need to call the court house to get the information, you may just have to file a request with the court that handles the case. A clerk will handle everything from submitting the right information to collecting the fee you owe.

If you still aren’t satisfied with the information that you find, you may want to take a trip down to the town records section of the Record Office. They will have all the information that you would ever need on a marriage record. They have the date the event was held, names of the people involved, location, reason for the wedding, and more. This is usually free and you can come in anytime during office hours. You can see if there are any records against a name that you are checking, and you may also be able to get a county-by-county information about a specific name that you are investigating.

It really doesn’t matter how you find marriage records in Suffolk County. You can do it by hand or online. Whichever method you choose, you will be glad that you took the time to do the research on the information you needed. You never know when you will need it in the future. It is better to be prepared than it is to be disappointed.